Arizona Representatives at Iran Freedom 2015 in Villapinte Paris Conference

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July 9th 2016

Introducing Iran Freedom 2015, villapinte, paris

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June 13th marks a day to remember as it saw over 100,000 ban together in the name of freedom and democracy for Iran. The prestigious international conference is held every year in Paris and this year took place in Parc de Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte in Villapinte. The event was hosted by the National Councial Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and welcomed over 600 dignitaries from 69 countries. Arizona was represented in part by Majority Whip Rep. Rick Gray and Senator John McCain, along with other U.S. representation such as: General George Casey, former CIA director John Bolton, former US ambassador to the UN Governor Bill Richardson, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Tom Ridge and many others. The Elected President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Maryam Rajavi shared a moving speech that included her  “Ten Point Plan for Future Iran”. In it she addresses such issues as: individual freedoms, including freedom of expression and media; gender equality; Universal Declaration of Human Rights and foreign policy on peaceful coexistence international and regional peace and cooperation and non-nuclear Iran. [source] 


Below is a short video summarizing the Iran Freedom 2015 event. To be directed to a video of the full 9 hour event, you can click here to go to our MEDIApage. Please also be sure to view the full video from Arizona Senator John McCain also on the MEDIA page.

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Written by Antonio Stango


Dr. Antonio Stango is the President of the Italian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights

The image of bodies hanging from cranes for the “heinous” crimes of civil disobedience or perceived threat has become a common site to many in Iran.

At home the regime’s “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani is executing its citizens at a record rate – approximately 1,800 in total – a number that far exceeds even his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Under Rouhani, a Washington Post journalist has been arrested and left to rot in prison with thousands of others, without any real representation, for crimes they didn’t commit. And all the while, this leader says one thing to the West, while publicly trumpeting their deception, particularly on the nuclear issue, to the Iranian public. 

It was under the shadow of this nuclear threat, during terrible upheaval in the Middle East and brutal oppression within Iran that the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) convened its conference on June 13th in Paris. The gathering was an important answer to the Western ordinary self-defeating policy of appeasement with the Iranian regime that has been full of self-congratulatory and convenient rhetoric, but has lacked nuance and the necessary skepticism.

About 100,000 participants, including scores of top politicians, diplomats, military experts, former heads of state and public figures spanning 60 countries were in attendance. Among those participating...

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